Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

JAPAN 1990:

Monday, May 20th, 2013

ON YER BIKE SON!:

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

JAPAN 1966:

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

WALKING THE STREETS OF JAPAN 1971:

Friday, November 4th, 2011

JAL:

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

JAPAN 1977 IN COLOUR:

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

JOHN AND YOKO IN JAPAN:

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

JAPAN 1979:

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

JAPAN PAINTING:

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

JAPAN 1970:

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

HOPE THEY KEPT THE TICKETS:

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

These would have to be the rarest of Paul tickets, i’ve never seen a single one turn up on ebay for sale.

‘THE’ WORST HAIRSTYLE JOHN EVER HAD THE MISFORTUNE TO DISPLAY:

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Thanks Mark.

HOFNER STIFFY:

Friday, February 18th, 2011

JAPAN 1977:

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

GIVE US ‘SMOKE ON THE WATER’ RINGO!:

Monday, November 15th, 2010

PEN AND BOX:

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

THE TOUR THAT NEVER WAS PT – 1:

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

HOFNER STIFFY:

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

RINGO IN JAPAN:

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

NEVER SEEN JOHN WEAR THESE SHADES ON STAGE BEFORE, TRES FREAKIN’ COOL:

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

JAPAN:

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

JAPAN THINGY:

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

JAPAN 1977:

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

THE LIGHTER, BY YOKO ONO:

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Karuizawa is an old summer resort in Japan very much like the Hamptons except it’s in the mountains. There is a coffee house in a pine forest near Karuizawa. John & I fell in love with the place, and found ourselves going there almost every day with Sean. To get there, you had to go cycling for about 30 minutes from the town of Karuizawa. But we loved going there. There was a big hammock in the backyard, and John, Sean and I used to spend the afternoon lying in it, giggling, singing, and watching the sky.

After John’s passing, five years from the time we were last there together, I visited the coffee shop again. It was as if time had stood still. There was the same stillness in the shop with only a few people sitting around. The scent of pine and aroma of good coffee was in the air. I had a cup of coffee and left. The owner came running after me and handed me a lighter. “Your husband left this the last time he was here,” he said. I looked at him and the lighter. “I’d like to return this to you.” I lit the lighter. The flame shot up, like it was alive. Then I remembered the day that John had left the lighter at the coffee house.

The three of us went there to spend the afternoon as usual. Right in the middle of our bike ride home, John remembered that he had left the lighter at the coffee house. I was going fast on my bike. He was shouting something to me from behind. “What?” I shouted. “I left me lighter at the coffee house!” John shouted back. “The one I bought yesterday!” I knew he liked that one. I slowed down and turned my head around. “Shall we go back to get it?” I asked. “Yeah, let’s,” he said. Then he changed his mind “Oh, never mind. I’ll get it tomorrow when we’re there,” he said. But tomorrow never came. The rainy season started the next day. It rained cats and dogs for several days without stopping.

Karuizawa was not fun when that started. John just sat in the hotel room and made collages. Then we packed and left for Tokyo, then home to N.Y.
We got busy with other things and, as fate would have it, we never went back there again. I was left with the lighter.

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” JL

Y.O.
2000

(Note, only yesterday i found the above photograph from 1979 and was amazed that this hasn’t surfaced before, then this morning i found the above article on the net that describes the hammock you can see John and Sean standing before, cool eh?)